(Updated 9 a.m., Jan. 23)
Valley Restaurant celebrating 10th anniversary
By Fred Sherwin
Jessica, Fadi, Marcelle and Georges Nasr are
celebrating their 10th anniversary of their
restaruant this year. Fred Sherwin/Photo
popular Lebanese eatery is holding a customer appreciation
day this Thursday to celebrate its 10th year in business.
and Marcelle Nasr opened Cedar Valley Restautant in November
2002. Since then they've managed to build a loyal clientel
thanks to consistently great food, savvy marketing and
a commitment to treating all their customers like family.
they opened Cedar Valley, Fadi used to commute to Montreal
where the couple owned two restaurants. After a family
meeting they decided to sell the restaurants in Montreal
and open a neighbourhood eatery in the Orleans Garden
wanted to stay in Orleans. We loved the community and
we wanted to raise our kids here," says Marcelle.
the early years they worked long hours, six days a week,
to get the business off the ground. They also got a lot
of help from their two kids, Georges and Jessica, who
worked in the restaurant after school.
graduated from university in 2007 and now lives in Toronto
where he is a senior associate at a capital management
company. Jessica graduated from the University in Ottawa
last year and recently got a job at the university as
a student recruiter.
and Jessica still help out when they can, but the lion's
share of the work still falls on Marcelle and Fadi's shoulders.
of the reasons they opened the restaurant was to give
their kids a bright future. Now that Georges and Jessica
have accomplished just that, Fadi and Marcelle are very
thankful of the support they've received over the years
from their customers.
day one we've had great customers. It's because of them
that we are still here today, so that is why we our having
a customer appreciation day," says Marcelle. "It
is our way to say thank you to all of our customers, to
all of our friends and our family and our staff."
Nasr's success has resulted in five Orléans Peoples
Choice Business Awards, two for Restaurant of the Year,
two for Family Business of the Year and one for New Business
of the Year.
Valley will be giving away sweet treats to all it's customers
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will also be a cake cutting
around 5:30 p.m.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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